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The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are actively investigating a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department was notified of a collision at the intersection of Tonnelle Avenue and 85th Street, the site of the former High Tech High School.  A press release from the Prosecutor’s Office states, “Responding officers located three vehicles, a Ford SUV, a Hyundai sedan, and a Volkswagen sedan, that were involved in a collision. The driver of the Hyundai, a 73-year-old North Bergen female, and passenger, a 90-year-old North Bergen male, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Both remain hospitalized in stable condition.

During the preliminary investigation, it was determined the driver of the Ford – later identified as Steven Reyes, 45, of Fairview – was traveling north on Tonnelle Avenue and struck the Volkswagen that was traveling south before colliding with the Hyundai. Reyes was arrested by the North Bergen Police Department and charged with Driving While Intoxicated in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

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